Adrián Nieto Montes de Oca


Adrián Nieto Montes de Oca is a visiting Professor from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in México city. He is taking a sabbatical leave from his university and will be around from August, 2015 to January, 2016 to work with Anthony and Bob on the molecular systematics of Mexican whiptails (genus Aspidoscelis).

Adrián is mostly interested in the systematics and evolution of Mexican amphibians and reptiles, and he and his students have been working on the systematics of several groups of Mexican lizards, including Anolis, Xenosaurus, teiids (Aspidoscelis and Holcosus), gerrhonotines (Gerrhonotus, Abronia, Mesaspis), and skinks (Plestiodon, Scincella); the snake genus Geophis, and the hylid frogs of the genus Plectrohyla. Adrián has authored or coauthored the description of about a dozen species in these genera and phylogenetic studies of several of them. Currently, he is interested in generating molecular phylogenies for some of the above groups with ddRADseq data.


Some Recent Publications

Nieto-Montes de Oca, A., U. O. García-Vázquez, J. J. Zúñiga-Vega, y W. Schmidt-Ballardo.  2013.  A new species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve of Querétaro, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 84: 485–498.                                                                  

Nieto-Montes de Oca, A., D. Arenas-Moreno, E. Beltrán-Sánchez, y A. Leaché. 2014. A new species of horned lizard (genus Phrynosoma) from Guerrero, Mexico, with an updated multilocus phylogeny. Herpetologica 72: 241–257.                                                                                                          

Meza-Lázaro, R., y A. Nieto-Montes de Oca. 2015. Long forsaken species diversity in the Middle American lizard Holcosus undulatus (Teiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175:189–210.

Leaché, A. D., B. L. Banbury,  J. Felsenstein, A. Nieto-Montes de Oca, y A. Stamatakis. 2015. New acquisition bias corrections for inferring SNP phylogenies: A simulation and empirical example using phrynosomatid lizards. Systematic Biology xxx:1–16.